Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back and Looking Forward

2011 has been an interesting year, to say the least. Photography wise, I was rather active in the spring and especially when I was in London for the summer, and then extremely inactive during the fall. (Personal life related, fall was a bottom low for me this year and hard to deal with)

So here's a look at some things related to photography that I accomplished (or wanted to) this year:
  • First and foremost, I was able to (somehow) take pictures everyday while I was in London. Whether I uploaded them immediately was a different issue I need to work on.
  • Second, I had hoped to do some weekly assignments from one or two places... which didn't last long for me. This is something I really need to work on. -.-
  • I did have a few opportunities to enter photography related contests that I didn't enter. :(
  • This blog itself was, admittedly, forgotten when fall semester started. Personal issues made it difficult for me to keep interest in taking pictures, so I apologize for that.
  • As corny as this sounds I have started (started being the keyword) on a business plan/what I want to do with photography.

Now with that out of the way, here are a couple things I'd like to try and uphold for the upcoming year:
  • Although I'm a little slow on joining the bandwagon, I will be doing a Project 365 for the year 2012. :)
  • A weekly photo shoot of one item a week. I'm a little iffy about this one, but it'll be mostly items that I find around my place and such in order to experiment with angles, exposure, etc.
  • Weekly photo assignments. Yeah... considering how it didn't last long last year, I'm hoping that I'll stick to them better this time around.
  • Creating a portfolio (physical and digital copy): this one has been on my to-do list for quite some time and it's sort of started yet when you take pictures often, the portfolio needs to be updated often as well.
  • I know I said this last year, but I'm going to go ahead with ordering postcards. Yay! Now I need to find which images I want to print. :P
  • Along with postcards, I'm going to try and complete my business plan that I've started. Last year I said that I wasn't interested in starting a photography business. As of right now, I am re-examining my decision and figuring out what I want to do with my photography.

I think that's about it for goals. Crossing fingers on upholding these this year! >.<

PS: Happy New Year!!! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

So to celebrate the holiday, I did a little photo shoot of some of the ornaments on our Christmas tree. Enjoy! :3

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute Camera

And so December begins. I found a cute camera in a mail catalog. :)

On a random note, my point and shoot Nikon Coolpix is getting repaired after six long years of torture it has gone through (oops). It feels weird not having a easy-to-use camera on hand, even when I wasn't taking pictures. Just the assurance that I had a camera nearby was nice... :(

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lost at Sea...

So I randomly stumbled upon this article. I hope I never drop my DSLR into the ocean for a year T_T

PS: Hope the warranty is still good!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Little Raindrops

It's raining in SoCal... *sigh*

Friday, August 26, 2011

Homemade Boba

So... I was craving for boba at 1am, so I decided to make some. Sad to say it didn't turn out good :'(

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The bright yellow of the flower makes me smile. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Yes, horrible pun, I know. =__=

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Obon Matsuri

Obon is probably my favorite festival in Japan. Unfortunately I didn't stay long enough for the other events. It was really hot and we left after an hour or so. :/

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Being Back in Berkeley

First day back and a couple things have changed, but all in all, it's the same ol' Berkeley.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nice Day to Fly

Flew back to Berkeley today. And as usual, some airport shots. :P

Friday, August 5, 2011


Nothing really special today, sorry :(

Saturday, July 30, 2011

London Day 48: Bye Bye London :(

To get a lot of last minute things done, I decided to do an all-nighter on my last night in London, and took the following pictures at around 5AM. One last glimpse of the view outside my window. (and a picture of Paddington Station while hauling my stuff to catch the Heathrow Express) :P

Friday, July 29, 2011

London Day 47: Last Full Day in London...

The last field trip was to the Tate Britain. Although I didn't find much art work that interesting, it was nice to explore in the amount of time left afterward. I went to the National Gallery, which I didn't have much time to explore, but it felt like another art gallery sadly. (maybe I shouldn't have gone to all those museums during my stay before going to the National Gallery...) :P

Thursday, July 28, 2011

London Day 46: Last Day at Work

Today was the last day of work at my internship. I shall miss it greatly. :'(

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

London Day 45: Off in the Distance

I figured, since next summer is the Olympics, I should visit the site where they will hold the events next year. Unfortunately, I'm not the best at researching these types of things. I went to Stratford, but what I found was a lot of construction going on at the Athlete's Village. (couldn't find the other venues) :(

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

London Day 44: Walking Home

Since this is my last week in London, I decided to do something really crazy... walk from where I work at St. James's Park all the way back home near Liverpool Street! As tiring as it was, I must say I feel really accomplished for it. :)